One of the few chinese restaurants left
in toronto’s original chinatown
People love this Hakka restaurant’s
chili chicken so much, they’ve tried to
crack the recipe
Yueh Tung is the birthplace of
Hakka-inspired chili chicken
I was first introduced to Hakka cuisine in the early 1980s in Colombo, Sri Lanka. And again, after we moved to Scarborough in 1990.
Yueh Tung is one of the few Chinese restaurants left in Toronto’s original Chinatown, which is just east of the current one and transforming into a Little Japan or Little Tokyo.
The Friday lunch hour at the Yueh Tung is busy, and it started early. The stairs leading up to the second-floor restaurant on Elizabeth Street at Dundas Street East are packed..
Like many Chinatown stories, this one begins where another ends. I’m at Yueh Tung—the Hakka Chinese restaurant where I last ate—with Chinatown historians Arlene and Leo Chan…
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